It is currently Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:24 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Antec Sonata Designer case
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:03 am
Posts: 12
Hi,

Has anyone experience with the new Antec Sonata Designer case?

Is it build identical to the P150 (and the SOLO), with just a touch of blue and a different PSU?

Thanks,

Paul


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:53 am
Posts: 222
Here's their product flier. It's basically a P150 with highlights. I don't know why they've even put it in the Sonata family...

http://www.antec.com/pdf/flyers/sonata% ... ner_EC.pdf


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 2:31 am
Posts: 319
Location: Hell
theyre probably going to phase out the p150 I would guess. still, its pretty dumb to call a p150 a sonata. I have to wonder how things are so fucked up and stupid in the big world of business. Do antec's left hand not know what the right is doing?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:44 am
Posts: 140
Location: Michigan, USA
jaldridge6 wrote:
theyre probably going to phase out the p150 I would guess. still, its pretty dumb to call a p150 a sonata. I have to wonder how things are so fucked up and stupid in the big world of business. Do antec's left hand not know what the right is doing?
Bah, you'll see plenty of people soon enough claiming that the "Sonata Designer" case has improved so much over the p150. :roll: What's that saying? There's a sucker born every minute?

I thought for sure they would have a case out with the exterior of a p180/2 and the size and interior of a p150.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:24 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 1:39 am
Posts: 1922
Location: Finland
The Sonata name was too good to ditch, even if the interior design was bad enough to warrant a makeover. :D

P150 by design, definitely. There's a net weight difference though, 12.05kg for the Designer and 11.5kg for the P150. Don't know if that's just the PSU though(shouldn't be included in net weight by definition).

_________________
Case: FD Define Mini
Parts: P8Z77-M Pro µATX, i5-3570K @stock, N650Ti-1GD5/OC, G.Skill 2x4/1600/CL9 DDR3U, Xonar DX, WD G 1 TB, m4 128 GB, RX-5300 PSU
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 + Scythe SS PWM, 2x Noctua NF-P12
Extras: Eaton UPS, Dell 24" EIPS, Ducky kb, SteelSeries m, Synology DS213j NAS
idle & load: CPU 32 °C & 44 °C @ 300/600 & 600/800 RPM, GPU 35-65 °C @ 1200-1650 RPM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:03 am
Posts: 12
Thanks for the replies.

So all of you agree with me that this is basically a P150 case. (with some heavy blue paint :lol: )

I guess they added the case to the Sonato series because also the SOLO in there.
Since I want to silence my computer. (and my current case needs replacing) and I like this case and dislike the shinny black paint of the SOLO. I think this case is good choise. Do you agree?

If you would have the choise between the P150 and this Sonato Designer, which one would you choose?
So basically which of the two PSUs is better?

thanks,

Paul


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:15 am
Posts: 2
Earthwatts-500 would be a better choice for me. Seasonic built and >80% efficient.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:39 am
Posts: 57
Makes sense to me that they reused the sonata name. I build a PC maybe once a year or two. My build a couple years ago was a sonata. When I came to build another one late last year, I read up and decided that the P150 was a "better Sonata than the Sonata," i.e. it did what I bought the Sonata for, better than the Sonata did, so I bought it. But I only figured that out through lots of reading, and the average previous sonata buyer maybe missed that.

If they want to keep the Sonata brand viable (I think it's worth something, so they should), they ought to use it on the box that most accurately represents the Sonata ideals in the current lineup -- the P150.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:20 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 1:39 am
Posts: 1922
Location: Finland
It's a good choice for a compact setup that doesn't need the component space or air buffer of the P18x. It also looks more cheerful with that extra touch of colour, though I don't know how good it'll look in an actual setting.

Neo HE or Earthwatts, makes no difference. Both are adequate in terms of power and efficiency, both have had quality control problems, both are rear-intake with small fans. Neo HE is modular I think, and EW is not though. See if you can live with it(as in: it works), then buy an S12 or a Corsair 520 if you can't. :wink:

_________________
Case: FD Define Mini
Parts: P8Z77-M Pro µATX, i5-3570K @stock, N650Ti-1GD5/OC, G.Skill 2x4/1600/CL9 DDR3U, Xonar DX, WD G 1 TB, m4 128 GB, RX-5300 PSU
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 + Scythe SS PWM, 2x Noctua NF-P12
Extras: Eaton UPS, Dell 24" EIPS, Ducky kb, SteelSeries m, Synology DS213j NAS
idle & load: CPU 32 °C & 44 °C @ 300/600 & 600/800 RPM, GPU 35-65 °C @ 1200-1650 RPM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:03 am
Posts: 12
Thanks for the comments!

I actualy prefer the rear fan on the PSU. I want to have the air duct to the front so it is even better for me. :lol:


And for the case in an actual setting. This must make my Mac minded wife, aprove on this new case. 8)

Cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group